Michael Coughlin has over two decades of experience working with art. He has a PhD in Art and Architectural History, a Masters in Art History, a Bachelor of Arts in Italian literature, and a Bachelor of Science in Quantum Chemistry. Michael is fluent in four languages and conversant in several additional languages and dialects.
Michael’s skills as a painter also procured him acceptance into several group shows. His experience working with Dr. Piero Lucchi at the Museo Correr in Venice, and at the Michel Blais Gallery in Vancouver, have provided Michael with an appreciation for, and skill in, practices of display and collection.
In addition to his love of art, architecture and literature, Michael is also a certified sommelier, passionate about wine and fine dining.
The diversity of the skills and experiences across diverse fields that shape his background, have resulted in Michael being referred to as a modern Renaissance man.
Michael’s first book, From Mythos to Logos: Andrea Palladio, Freemasonry and the Triumph of Minerva, was published in May 2019.
Michael’s upcoming book, A Theory of Hands: The Semiotics of Faith in Early Modern Art is currently under review, and will be published soon.